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A Weed is a Flower Reading Street U3W5

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A Weed is a Flower
by Aliki
Genre: Biography
A biography tells about a real person's life, written by another person. It is an example of nonfiction.
A biography is almost always told in the order in which the events occurred.
Question of the Week:
Where do creative ideas come from?
Comparative Endings -er, -est
Vocabulary Words

The ending

-
er
is added to a word to
compare two things. The word
meaning is "
more
" plus the base
word.

Example:
tall
er

more
tall


CCSS RF 2.3
Know and apply grade-level phonics
and word analysis skills in decoding
words.

CCSS L 2.1
Demonstrate command of the
conventions of standard English
grammar and usage when writing
and speaking.


The ending -
est
is added to a word
to compare three or more things.
The word meaning is "
most
"
plus the base word.

Example:
tall
est

most
tall


When one consonant follows a short
vowel,
the consonant is doubled
before adding -
er
or -
est
.

When a word ends in a consonant plus
y,
the y changes to i
before adding
-
er
or -
est
.

When a word ends in silent e,
the e
is dropped
before adding -
er
or -
est
.


small small
er
small
est
w
et
wet
t
er
wet
t
est
bump
y
bump
i
er
bump
i
est
brav
e
brav
er
brav
est


short

shorter

shortest


small


smaller


smallest


tall


taller


tiny


tinier

tiniest


big



bigger

biggest
brave
braver
Unit 3 Week 5

Spelling Words


CCSS RF 2.3
Know and apply grade-level phonics
and word analysis skills in decoding
words.

CCSS L 2.1
Demonstrate command of the
conventions of standard English
grammar and usage when writing
or speaking.


sooner soonest
hotter hottest
busier busiest
happier happiest
smaller smallest
fatter fattest

money
question


CCSS RF 2.3f
Recognize and read grade-appropriate
irregularly spelled words.


clothes

things that cover a body

hours

parts of time that are
sixty minutes

money

coins and dollars used to
buy and sell things

neighbor

someone who lives in the
next house or nearby

only

one and no more

question

something asked in order
to find out

taught
helped to learn
Amazing Words

CCSS L 2.6
Use words and phrases acquired
through conversations, reading and
being read to, and responding to
texts.


excel

to do very well

process

prepare something by following
a set of steps

research

a very careful investigation
for facts

opportunity

a chance

accomplish

complete or carry out

original

first; not copied or
imitated

scientist

a person who studies and has expert
knowledge about the natural world

unusual

not ordinary; not
usual

Fact and Opinion

CCSS RI 2.1
Ask and answer such questions
as who, what, where, when, why,
and how to demonstrate
understanding of key details in
a text.



A statement of
fact
can be proved
true or false by checking it out.

Example:
George Washington was the first
president of the United States.



A statement of
opinion
tells someone's
ideas or feelings and cannot be proved
true or false.

Example:
Purple is the best color!

Inferring

CCSS RI 2.1
Ask and answer questions such as who,
what, where, when, why, and how to
demonstrate understanding of key
details in a text.


Good readers
infer
when they combine what they
know with clues in the text to figure out more
about the characters and events than what is
stated in the text. When you
infer
you use your
background knowledge or schema--everything
you already know about a topic.

Verbs am, is, are, was, were

CCSS L 2.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions
of standard English grammar and usage
when writing or speaking.


The verbs
am
,
is
,
are
,
was
,
were
can be

linking verbs
.
Linking verbs
do not
show action. They show what someone
is or was.

The verbs
am
,
is
, and
are
tell about
now.
Example:
John
is
an inventor.

The verbs
was
and
were
tell about the
past.
Example:
George Washington Carver
was
an
inventor.

Use
am
,
is
, and
was
to tell about one
person, place, or thing. Use
are
and

were
to tell about more than one person,
place, or thing.


These verbs can also be
helping verbs
.
They help other verbs tell about someone
or something.

Examples:
Rosa is reading about inventors.
(is helps reading)

They were learning about inventors.
(were helps learning)

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